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Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
4 that other law enforcement authorities, including the u.s. attorney's office, are looking at this contracting mess with jim graham, andhe c ty, and the metro board. now, jim graham is no longer a member of the metro so there's nothing administratively that the metro board here can do to jim graham, based on this report. tom sherwood live at metro. back to you, jim. >> in as much as he is no longer a member of a board, is the metro board now out of it in terms of any kind of sanction or anything? >> reporter: well, the metro board says it has improved its own ethics rules in the last months, as this report has been being prepared. so it technically would be out of it. it s review of other ethics reforms could do to see this doesn't happen again. the big issue here is whether or not jim graham, who has in the past said about this, he's done nothing illegal. he keeps saying that over and over, i've done nothing illegal. i haven't profited from any of these. it's up to the prosecutors to see if there's something criminal about the activity that the board said today was unethic
NBC
Oct 22, 2012 6:00pm EDT
government is behind the attack. >>> the u.s. embassy in egypt is warning americans about the possibility of terror attacks near the israeli border. the warning comes after an israeli air strike today. israeli army killed at least three palestinian militants over the gaza strip. one of those killed was a member of the islamic extremist group known as hamas. no israelis were killed in the attack. >>> for decades he ruled the sport of cycling and was admired far beyond that. now lance armstrong is out of the record books. stripped of his record seven tour de france titles. as jay gray reports, that's not the only thing he's losing. >> reporter: he became a legend by conquering the rugged mountains and long winding paths of the world's most grueling bike race. but now it seems lance armstrong faces an even tougher road. >> lance armstrong has no place in cycling. >> reporter: today the international cycling union officially removed armstrong from the sport he wuns ruled and the record books. >> uci will ban lance armstrong from cycling and strip him of his seven tour de france titles. >> rep
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
a full and transparent investigation into the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. the u.s. ambassador and three other americans were killed in that attack. secretary clinton said the government is committed to compiling an accurate account of what happened, and finding those responsible. >> and we will not rest until we answer those questions, and until we track down the terrorists who killed our people. active efforts are also under way to determine who was responsible and bring them to justice. >> this week, an independent five-member panel appointed by secretary clinton will begin looking at whether the consulate in fact had adequate security. >>> violence erupted in western india today over the anti-islam movie made in america. about 200 protesters battled police in the middle of their demonstration. some threw rocks, others set fire to a police station and police motorcycles. more protests are planned in calcutta tomorrow. the u.s. embassy is shutting down the american center for the rest of the week to keep americans from being hurt. >>> the man accused of b
NBC
Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in that shooting. >>> other news tonight, it's been four weeks since a fiery attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. congress are investigating whether intelligence or security lapses contributed to the terrible toll in that dpedly attack. steve handelsman joins us with more on that tragedy. >> reporter: good evening. up here on the hill, the upcoming elections still colors this investigation. republicans believe the white house tried to engineer a cover-up. but today the main question was way simpler. where were so few american forces on guard in such a dangerous place. to highlight his concern, president obama had his terrorism adviser john brennan in libya today, to push the investigation of the 9/11, 2012, attack that killed chris stevens and three others. but republicans at the house hearing charged the obama state department showed a lack of concern last summer, after u.s. facilities in benghazi were attacked twice. >> i believe personally with more assets, more resources, just meeting the minimum standards, we could h
NBC
Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
has learned that the death on tuesday of a u.s. border agent in arizona was the result of friendly fire. officials are expected to reveal that finding later this evening. both state and federal investigators believe that nicholas ivy was accidentally shot by other agents who reported to the same scene. >>> there is a shiny space-age design for metro's 400 new rail cars. this is a full-scale model that is now on metro property. the 7000 series car comes with new safety features and l.e.d. screens. engineers will check it out before they go into full production. the $886 million price tag is the biggest investment in the fleet in metro history. >>> people in fairfax county are having trouble paying their personal property taxes online. the website that accepts the payments keeps crashing. the bigger problem is those taxes are due today. a message on the site says try again later. the county says people who missed the midnight deadline still will be charged late fees, even if they try to pay online. another option, they say, just mail it in. as long as it is postmarked october 5th, it
NBC
Oct 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
't told u.s. diplomats in libya asked for more security. >> when the vice president of the united states directly contradicts the testimony, sworn testimony of state department officials, american citizens have a right to know just what's going on. >> reporter: back in cincinnati, a bakery is polling ohio voters with cookie sales. so far, it's obama in the lead. just four days until the president and mitt romney face off again in their second debate on long island. from cincinnati, steve handelsman, news4. doreen, back to you. >>> i'll take it, steve. all the hype during the baseball season may come down to game five. the nats won a heart-pounding game against the cardinals last night. now all they've got to do is one more time. dan hellie down in nats park for more on this. >> this is why you do it, vance. why you grind out 162 games during the regular season. spring trning, if you're a fan, it's why you have season tickets. gave five of the divisional series tonight. the nationals sending their best pitcher to the mound, hoping to take down the defending world series champions, and mov
NBC
Oct 17, 2012 6:00pm EDT
explosives outside the gate of the u.s. afghan combat base in eastern afghanistan. that blast sent walls crashing down, and that is what injured the afghan troops. no americans were injured. the attack seems to be part of a changing taliban strategy. and that is to target afghan forces as the coalition troops begin their drawdown. >>> we're learning more about moving the costa concordia cruise ship. it hit rocks off the coast of italy in january and 32 people died. weather delayed salvage efforts for months. an american company is now working around the clock to try to upright the ship. the cost in the hundreds of millions of dollars. crews are putting large steel boxes over holes in the ship. they plan to fill them with water to act as giant floaties. four tug boats will toe the concordia to a shipyard where it will be scrapped. >>> meanwhile, hearings are under way. >> i couldn't have imagined anything like this. >> hearings are under way to determine if the captain of the concordia should stand trial for the deaths of those people on the ship. >>> for years there have been reports and
NBC
Oct 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in public services colleagues remember former u.s. senator arlen specter. he died today at the age of 82. good evening, everyone. i'm jim rosenfield. specter passed away at his home from philadelphia from complications from nonhodgkin's lymphoma. the pennsylvania politician served in the senate for more than 30 years. he sparked controversy in 2009 when he switched parties to run as a democrat for his sixth term. specter said he didn't think he could win the nomination in the increasingly conservative republican party. he lost the primary to then-congressman joe sestak. >>> a developing story right now, a search under way tonight for two local hikers believed to be missing in montana. kneel peckens of virginia and jason hiser of maryland left for a hiking trip in glacier national park. family members reported them missing friday when they failed to catch their flight home. park rangers found their car later today and today six crews combed hiking trails and interviewed visitors. park rangers say high winds and snow are making the search difficult. >>> a long awaited homecoming for family
NBC
Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
on the drug trade near the u.s. border. tuesday had offered up to $5 million in reward money for his capture. >>> the form he penn state coach, assistant coach, jerry sandusky, learn his fate today. a judge gave him a 30 to 60-year sentence which means he will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. brian moore was in the courtroom and has more of what some of sandusky's victims said in court before the sentence was handed down. >> reporter: jerry sandusky left the courthouse to begin what amounts a life sentence behind bars. the form he penn state football kofi once hailed as a hero on the gridiron, now officially labeled a violent sex predator under pennsylvania law. before sentencing, sandusky delivered a rambling 50-minute statement. he choke with emotion as he talked about smiling through his pain and he declared himself a victim. repeating claim of innocence, he made in a radio statement on the eve of sentencing. >> they can treat me as a monster but they cannot take away my heart. in my heart i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> reporter: the prosecutor called sa
NBC
Oct 23, 2012 6:00pm EDT
mocked mitt romney's concerns about a shrinking u.s. navy. >> governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets. >> that angered the previous opponents. >> he seemed to take these cheap shots. >> reporter: but he health his ground. >> i don't see our influence growing around the world. i see our influence receding. >> reporter: and republicans in florida today were pleased. >> i think mitt romney had a tactical decision to look presidential. ok above the fray. that was obviously an appeal toward moderate women and independents in general. >> reporter: still, outside the obama event, a floridian who says he was leaning toward romney is leaning away. >> obama has legitimate experience as commander-in-chief. >> reporter: you're more likely to vote for him now? >> definitely a coin toss. >> reporter: the election looks like a coin toss. in nevada have in, mitt romney claimed he has momentum. >> these debates have super charged our campaign. there is no question about it. we're seeing more and more enthusiasm. more and more support. >> reporter: mitt romney and paul r paul ryan hopes th
NBC
Oct 19, 2012 6:00pm EDT
into a used parked police cruiser and hauled off to jail. u.s. park police just identified who the driver is. 22-year-old ronald blake from maryland, near dwy airport. he's been charged with assaulting a police officer, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and reckless driving. tisha thompson, news4. >>> on the jobs front, the unemployment rate here in the nation's capitol continues to decline. d.c. officials say the rate was 8.7% in september. that's down from 8.8% a month before. that is the seventh straight month that unemployment has gone down in the city. but it's still nearly a point higher than the national unemployment rate, which stands at 7.8% in september. >>> at the same time americans bought fewer homes in september, after hitting a two-year high in august. the sales of existing homes were down 1.7% nationwide last month. that's according to the national association of realtors. despite the dip, sales are up 11% compared to a year ago. economists say it's evidence that the housing market is recovering slowly. >>> coming up on news4 at # clock, mayhem at the mall. the serious charges t
NBC
Oct 24, 2012 6:00pm EDT
is not yet commenting on a report that a man in tunisia linked to the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi has been arrested. the tunisian government said a 28-year-old man is in custody in tunis. it is not yet clear when they picked him up. the attack on the consulate back september 11th killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. >>> this is the busiest day yet on the campaign trail. the presidential candidates and their running mates trying to make the most of the time left in a race that still is too close to call. president obama will travel more than 5,000 miles today alone. steve handelsmans on capitol hill now with more on the candidates' travels. >> reporter: jim, thanks, good evening. the polls are so close now, that all kinds of combinations of wins in the swing states, like virginia, could produce a victory. and so the candidates are trying to hit all the battlegrounds. mitt romney and paul ryan swing state tours started in colorado. they split up. romney going to nevada. where he trails by three points. but claimed he's closing on the president. >> h
NBC
Oct 21, 2012 6:00pm EDT
that include the u.s., china, and russia, but it says there have been no discussions outside that group. reaction from israel has been mixed with some worrying that iran is only buying time. france's foreign minister said iran could produce a nuclear weapon by early next year. iran shure to be a big topic in tomorrow's debate between president obama and mitt romney. angie goff will be gathering your feedback. to join the conversation, use #dctalks. >>> it's been a long time since metro riders have seen this, working escalators maryland schools are number one in america because we invest in them. but we can do even more. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million dollars at casinos in other states. question 7 keeps that maryland money in maryland through expansion of gaming in maryland. it will mean hundreds of millions of dollars for our schools. as governor, i can promise you, that money will go to education. that's the law and that's what we'll do. vote for question seven. >>> did you notice this, life sort of back to normal in dupont circle today at least as far as m
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
of the potential threat from regional militia. that's in syria, by the way. nbc news has learned that u.s. special operations forces are protecting the fbi team in benghazi. ambassador stevens, a computer expert and two former navy s.e.a.l.s were killed in a terror attack at the consulate back on september 11th. >>> there is ab alert tonight for hundreds of patients in maryland and virginia. a meningitis outbreak has health officials warning people who were treated at several health care facilities. today a patient in tennessee became the fifth victim to die from the infection. there are 36 cases recorded across six states. richard jordan is in baltimore where health officials just released the new details. >> reporter: jim, this is typically used to treat back pain, but now several people have died, one in maryland and one in virginia. doctors here say they've been able to pinpoint a two-month time frame where this injection was distributed and they think they know where it came from. >> we were notified by centers for disease control -- >> reporter: the state department of mental health and hi h
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm EDT
-muslim video on the internet. citing free speech concerns, a u.s. district judge said the posters would go up by 5:00 p.m. today. a grou of college students were among the first to see it. >> i study arabic and i think they're using jihad incorrectly. it means struggle, not blow things up. >> i definitely agree with freedom of speech working in the media, but i think you have to be conscious of how you're representing cultures. >> reporter: some posters in the new york subway system have been vandalized. >> it's savagery, and calling attention to savagery is not hate, it's love. >> reporter: the controversial posters have been installed in the u street, georgia avenue, tacoma, and glenmont stations. jackie bensen, news4. >>> there is yet another death linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak. the centers for disease control said 105 people have been made sick by a rare fupg al infection. peopeight are dead. two of those were in maryland and virginia. health officials have linked the outbreak to steroid shots used for back pain. the shots were made by a specialty pharmacy in massachusetts. the
NBC
Oct 31, 2012 6:00pm EDT
with a knife. the government has pledged a crackdown on violence since the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya last month. >>> president obama put his campaign on hold today to tour areas of the new jersey coast ravaged by hurricane sandy. but the race to the white house rolls on. >> right now, republican candidate mitt romney is courting voters in florida. steve handlesman with our report now. >> reporter: president obama set out to survey hurricane damage in new jersey, six days before the election, still no campaign. mitt romney campaigned in tampa, sympathizing with the victims of sandy. >> the kind of trauma you experienced here in florida more than once. and it's interesting to see how people come together. >> reporter: he pivoted to the election. >> people coming together is also what's going to happen i believe on november 7. >> reporter: the race in florida is closer, 48% to 47%. but in ohio, it's still a five-point obama advantage in the most important state. and in new jersey, the president got a boost that could help him in all the swing states. more praise for his storm r
NBC
Oct 18, 2012 6:00pm EDT
to represent virginia in the u.s. senate, both picked up steam with new campaign ads. but now's their chance to make a final appeal to voters. news4's richard jordan live on the virginia tech campus in blacksburg tonight for us. richard? >> reporter: jim, this is an important race, because not only will it determine who will represent virginia in the senate, but will determine which party gets the edge in congress. right now, tim kaine has a lead in the polls, just a slight one. so george allen still has a chance to make up the difference. supporters show signs of allegiance before the debate tonight. they'll appear together for the last time before the election. each will take their position at the podiums on the virginia tech campus. the former governors slated to debate the issues they say divides them. jay warren is the moderator. >> this is their last opportunity to reach a statewide audience. it's a key moment for them. >> reporter: the economy and jobs, the primary focus in the four previous debates. >> too many virginians -- >> reporter: and defense cuts will likely be a hot topic to
NBC
Oct 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
this morning trying to figure out how to get worley back in the u.s. the incident began just after midnight when worley's silver toyota hit a tree and overturned on massachusetts avenue northwest. this man who asked not to be identified stopped to help. >> there was a man inside the vehicle trying to get out. he was banging on the sun roof, and not being able to open it. so i ran back to my car, and picked up a hammer to break the glass. >> reporter: but he says the man managed to get out by himself and took off running. the good samaritan followed all the way to the 2600 block of wisconsin avenue. >> and i turned the corner, and i was mystified because i was staring at gates of the russian embassy. i quickly glanced inside and i didn't see anyone. so i thought, nobody would be stupid enough or crazy enough to climb the gates of the russian embassy. >> reporter: after about 90 minutes of negotiation, which appeared cordial but a little tense, worley was released by the russians and taken to a waiting ambulance to be treated for his injuries. the entire area is filled with video cameras, but
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